Jasmea Turner has always strived to make her hard work look easy. Working on class assignments during commutes and squeezing in class time between two jobs were just part of her normal schedule while attending the University of Baltimore. That tenacity helped her maintain a high grade-point average and set her up for the future she wants.
“Here at UB, I can lean on the people around me for support and I can work at whatever I put my mind to; I have a school, friends, and family that will celebrate and encourage my success. This hasn't been a journey without its challenges, but UB has helped me to realize all the struggle will pay off in the end.”
Turner graduated in spring 2018 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics (now called Philosophy, Law and Ethics). During her time at UB, she enjoyed opportunities to learn both in and outside a typical classroom setting, including an internship in Washington, D.C., and an on-campus job with UB’s Office of Financial Aid.
“UB's course scheduling has really allowed me a great deal of flexibility when it comes to pursuing professional experiences while still attending classes regularly,” she said.
Turner also got to participate in an experiential learning experience as a freshman that included various efforts to support the Chesapeake Bay.
“I have continued to take what I have learned from those courses and apply to it my everyday life, and continue in my activism to keep changing Maryland, and maybe the world one day.”